Repost from @officialhumansofbombay - “I grew up in a small town called Shri Ganganagar, where everyone was fascinated with movies. It was our only medium to learn about the world beyond ours. We saw Europe through DDLJ and learnt about fashion when Salman Khan danced wearing only denims. In fact, I forced my brother to get me my first pair of jeans after I saw 'O O Jaane Jaana.'
My obsession with movies grew to a point that I wanted to move to Mumbai to make it – as a star. How, what, when...I didn’t know. I knew that I just had to be a part of Bollywood. But being a successful actor was a very uncertain goal, and I wanted my family’s future to be secure. So I made sure our business was set, and only then I left for Mumbai.
Once I was here, I realised that the way everything functioned in this city was very different – it was all too fast. I was taken aback by the number of people. Everybody was always rushing. I was scared to even order a cup of coffee. I missed my family….I missed the simplicity of home. But it was a race here and I realised I’d have to run too.
So I pushed myself into work mode – I started going for acting workshops and got in touch with a family friend. He helped me connect with people from the film industry. And after several auditions and rejections, I finally bagged my debut film – I even came on-board as a producer. And, eventually Tumbbad happened. Soon I got more roles, and I’m happy with where I am right now, but I know I have a long way to go. I thought that getting here was the hard part, but now, surviving here is the next big challenge. But I’m going to do it – not for me, but for that little boy who was enamoured by the big screen.”
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